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Undulating the roll of our
r's. The fluttering of the
tongue like flies over
the water, stilled
with evaporation.

Upon deliverance
into the mouth of this world,
we should have been
informed of missing teeth.

Like all good Americans,
we pledge allegiance
and follow faithfully the
breadcrumbs leading
into the dentist's office.

The only worthy man
is the one who dares
to learn his own language.

But as it is,
we are vehicles
of controlled
movement. An excess of
speed, and the words will run
over each other like roadkill.
Too slow, and the meaning
ceases to exist at all.
"A" was originally "The" in the title but lovely dA restrictions applied. Idk. I kind of like it this way too.

this one started off, at least, as a tribute.

NaPo #30

So ends another April! This year was trying and at parts I didn't think I'd make it, but at last I know that I can attend risd and make naPo at the same time- take that, art school! :D

Thank you all for reading.
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MissingHorcrux Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
It's true, no one really stops to pay attention to what they're saying. It's sad, there's millennia of history behind our language, yet no one really cares - it's all about the here and now. Which I guess in a Zen kind of way is a good thing, but still, they're missing out on interesting stuff!
Fledgist Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Your dentist leaves a trail of breadcrumbs? :)
mySeity Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
haha no rather the trail of breadcrumbs leaves me with a dentist xD
Fledgist Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, makes sense.
kallia-goldenwings Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Oh how I wish I could do that. I just love the way your wrote this.
moondrunk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009   Writer
It's so hard to look
at your poetry
because I have an irrepressible urge
to keep each one
all are confectionery
mySeity Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
that's very kind of you to say
moondrunk Featured By Owner May 3, 2009   Writer
c'est vrai, every word of it
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